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When is CADCA's National Leadership Forum?
Forum will take place February 1-4, 2021.


What should I know prior to registering?
To register, one unique email address per attendee is required. CADCA does not permit sharing attendee login credentials with multiple individuals at any time. 

Who attends Forum?

Faith Leaders
Individuals in Recovery
Justice Personnel
Law Enforcement
Military and Military Families
Prevention Specialists
Public Health Professionals
State & Local Coalition Leaders
Substance Abuse & Mental Health

Treatment Providers

For registration fees, the early rate deadline and instructions, please visit our
Forum Registration page


What does registration include?

Access to all sessions, February 1-4
100+ training sessions
Access to all session recordings, handouts, PowerPoints and resources
Capitol Hill Day/Legislative Update
Opening Plenary

Membership Plenary
National Leadership Awards
Networking events
Admission to a virtual Exhibit Hall
Intercultural Exhibition
Ideas Fair
1:1 Meetings with CADCA Staff

If I'm only registered for SAMHSA’s Prevention Day on Monday, February 1, can I also attend Forum sessions throughout the rest of the week?
No, but if you would like to attend the full week, please
register to attend Forum.


Are there scholarships to attend Forum?
Yes, there are a limited number of scholarships for both Youth and Adults to attend Forum. Scholarships cover the cost of registration for each recipient. The application deadline for these scholarships is noon EDT Monday, October 19, 2020. Notifications will be emailed no earlier than the first week of December - leaving plenty of time to take advantage of the early rate!

How do I schedule Capitol Hill Day appointments?
Don't miss the opportunity to tell members of your congressional delegation and/or their key staffers about your coalition and what you're accomplishing in the community. If you need help setting-up your meetings, CADCA will be happy to make the appointments for you! Simply email
publicpolicy@cadca.org to get started.


Adult Training

How is the meeting formatted?
During Forum, you will get an opportunity to attend a variety of courses to expand your knowledge in prevention science and improve your skills in implementing evidence-based strategies. These in-depth courses are relevant for established emerging coalitions. Monday, February 1, will center around SAMHSA’s Prevention Day. Tuesday through Thursday will feature 12 training session blocks, which are 1.25 hours in length, with 15-minute wellness breaks following the first three sessions each day. The wellness breaks showcase low to high intensity workout videos designed to give attendees a good stretch. Course content covers various subject areas and are designed to be interactive.


Youth Training

­­Youth are an essential part of the coalition building process. Youth bring critical insight to what they are facing each day in their communities. CADCA’s mission is to build the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free communities, and one of the ways CADCA accomplishes its mission is through the development of youth leaders.

CADCA-trained youth leaders accomplish great things in their communities. Youth leaders have changed local parks from risky places to clean, family-friendly environments. Youth have changed local ordinances and testified at state hearings on powdered alcohol regulation. That is why CADCA will be offering two separate tracks to meet the needs of youth leaders from around the nation.
Visit the
Youth Leadership page for more information.

I missed the Forum Call for Presentations deadline. How can I participate moving forward?
Sign-up to be notified when Call for Presentations opens for the 20th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute, happening July 11-15, 2021!